As Toronto narrowly averts a taxi strike on the NBA All-Star weekend, a new poll suggests Canadians feel the ride-sharing service should be regulated. However, they also think it should be allowed to operate — and those who have used it like it a lot.
Justin Trudeau marked his 100th day in office Friday with news of a big-ticket boost to a program that helps students get summer jobs, spending the prime minister billed as an investment in Canada's flagging economy.
Canada is still looking for thousands of people to work on the 2016 census. Statistics Canada sent out its first hiring call in early January and is now in the midst of hiring 35,000 census workers. But it said Friday it still needs thousands more.
More than a dozen ridings are urging the NDP to adopt the Leap Manifesto at the party convention in April. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair did not endorse it when it was proposed in September, but said he understood it reflected a desire for change.
The head of the United Nations was in Montreal today, where he signed the city's golden book after meeting Mayor Denis Coderre, addressed an audience of students at McGill University and put in a plug for the Montreal Canadiens. He meets Premier Philippe Couillard this evening.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday backed a plan to name a plaza in front of the Chinese embassy for a pro-democracy dissident after what congressional sources called a tit-for-tat deal that led Senator Ted Cruz to stop blocking President Barack Obama's diplomatic nominations.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly all the U.S. Republican presidential candidates will take the stage at CBS News' televised debate on Saturday, with Donald Trump flanked by rivals Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush, the network said.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (Reuters) - If Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders has a chance of drawing African-American voters away from rival Hillary Clinton in South Carolina's presidential nominating contest on Feb. 27, his best opportunity will be among the young.
(Reuters) - Top U.S. officials will travel to Havana on Feb. 16 to sign an aviation pact that restores scheduled airline service between the United States and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kristie Kenney, a former U.S. ambassador to Thailand, the Philippines and Ecuador, was named on Friday as the State Department's new counselor, succeeding Tom Shannon, who has been confirmed as under secretary of state for political affairs.
SEVNICA, Slovenia (Reuters) - If Melania Trump succeeds Michelle Obama as First Lady, she may trace her road to the White House back to 1987 and a chance encounter in the capital of her native Slovenia.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber crimes, and sent the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it will not oppose legislation approved by Congress to expand sanctions against North Korea after it recently conducted a rocket launch and a nuclear test.
An F-16 pilot was nearly forced to eject from his aircraft over ISIS territory due to a fuel emergency last year, an incident that could have led to the airman's capture or death, the U.S. Air Force said.
President Barack Obama's former top military intelligence official said Hillary Clinton should pull out of the presidential race while the FBI investigate her use of a private email server for official government communication while secretary of state.
The U.S. sailors captured and briefly held by Iranian forces last month told the U.S. Navy that they underwent "steady questioning" by their captors, according to a U.S. defense official familiar with the latest information.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who made headlines last week when she said women must vote for Hillary Clinton or they would go to a "special place in hell," said Friday that her controversial comment was "undiplomatic."